NEW CASTLE DIVISION OF POLICE CAR STOP LEADS TO DRUG ARREST

(New Castle, DE 19720) Yesterday, (November 18th) members of the New Castle County Division of Police Mobile Enforcement Team established surveillance in the area of the unit block of Memorial Drive, New Castle near the community of Dunleith.

A white Crown Victoria was observed conducting several suspected drug transactions and was stopped after a traffic violation was witnessed by the officers. The driver 32-year-old Juan Butler was found to be in possession of 9.5 grams of crack cocaine and 3.7 grams of marijuana and $380.00.

Juan Butler was charged with one count of felony Possession with Intent deliver a Controlled Substance, one count of felony Possession of a Controlled Substance in a Tier 1 Quantity, one count of misdemeanor Possession of Marijuana, and Failure to Drive in Proper Lane/Direction.

Juan Butler was arraigned by Justice of the Peace Court 2 and released on $20,002.00 unsecured bond.

If you or someone you know is dealing with addiction, please reach out to the New Castle County Division of Police HERO HELP Program at 302-395-2811. In partnership with the community, we seek to improve the quality of life for all of our citizens. The goal of HERO HELP is to reach beyond criminal arrests in order to combat addiction and related crime. HERO HELP provides a greater opportunity for those seeking treatment to overcome addiction and the many problems it causes.  

 

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NEW CASTLE COUNTY POLICE ARREST SUBJECT FOR FIREARM VIOLATIONS

(Wilmington, DE 19804) On Thursday (Nov 15) at approximately 10:30 p.m., officers from the New Castle County Division of Police were dispatched to the 500 block of Essex Ave in the community of Bellemoor for a check on the welfare.

Upon arrival, officers learned that 48-year-old Michael Ballard made statements that caused concern for his welfare and he further refused to answer his door.  Officers set up a perimeter and established phone contact with Michael Ballard.  The phone contact confirmed that Ballard was in the residence and may be in possession of a firearm.

A perimeter was established which subsequently shut down multiple intersections along Boxwood Ave and closed the Conrad School of Sciences.  A Reverse 911 message was sent out to neighboring residences advising occupants to remain inside their homes.

Shortly after 9:00 am this morning (Nov 16), Ballard surrendered peacefully to the officers and was taken to a local hospital for an evaluation.

During the examination of Ballard’s residence, evidence was discovered that a firearm had been discharged in the direction of neighboring houses.

Ballard has been charged with 2 counts of felony Reckless Endangering 1st, 2 counts of felony Possession of a Firearm During the Commission of a Felony and 2 counts of felony Possession of a Firearm by a Person Prohibited.

Arraignment and bail information were not available at the time of this release.

Citizens who wish to register to be placed on the Reverse 911 call list can do so for free at https://nccpd.onthealert.com/

Michael Ballard

Michael Ballard

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NEW CASTLE COUNTY DIVISION OF POLICE CAR STOP YIELDS DRUGS AND MONEY

(Newark, DE 19702) Tuesday, (November 13) members of the New Castle County Division of Police Mobile Enforcement Team observed a tan GMC Jimmy being operated on Summer Park Crescent towards Sunny Bend. The officers were able to stop the vehicle for a registration violation.

As they approached the vehicle, the driver 27-year-old Kyle Barrett ran from the vehicle and began fighting with the officers. After a brief struggle, the officers were able to place Kyle Barrett into custody.

A search of the vehicle resulted in a seizure of 1.169 grams (167 bags) of Heroin, .4 grams of Crystal Methamphetamine, a small amount of Marijuana and $996.00.

Kyle Barrett was charged with one count of felony Possession with Intent to Deliver, one count of felony possession of a Controlled Substance, one count of misdemeanor Possession of Marijuana, one count of misdemeanor Resisting Arrest, one count of misdemeanor Possession of a Controlled Substance, one count of misdemeanor Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, one count of misdemeanor Failure to Have Required Insurance, Driving with a fictitious or cancelled registration, Unsafe Motor Vehicle, and Failure to Have Registration Card in Possession.

Kyle Barrett was arraigned by Justice of the Peace Court 2 and held in lieu of $11,104.00 secured bail.

 

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SOCIAL MEDIA HELPS OFFICERS IDENTITY THEFT SUSPECT

Officers from the New Castle County Division of Police have arrested a 17-year-old male in connection with a Robbery that occurred in the unit block of Ryan Ave.

(New Castle, DE 19720) Last Saturday (November 10th), Officers from the New Castle County Division of Police were dispatched to a Robbery report that occurred at the unit block of Ryan Ave.  The victim met this suspect to negotiate a sale of dirt bike through a social media app. During the meeting, the suspect assaulted the victim and took the dirt bike.

A photo was captured of the suspect and was then posted to New Castle County Division of Police social media sites requesting assistance with identification. Officers received numerous tips identifying a 17-year-old juvenile from the 700 block of Vandever Ave, Wilmington DE 19802.  Last night, (Nov 13), officers issued a warrant for his arrest and he was subsequently apprehended.  The dirt bike was also recovered and released to the victim.

The Juvenile was charged with one count of felony Robbery in the second degree and one charge of felony Conspiracy in the second degree. The juvenile was arraigned by Justice of the Peace Court 11 and released on $4,000.00 unsecured bond.

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NEW CASTLE COUNTY DIVISION OF POLICE SEEK PUBLIC’S ASSISTANCE IN IDENTIFYING THEFT SUSPECT

(New Castle, DE 19720) The New Castle County Division of Police is seeking the public’s assistance in identifying the subject in the photograph.

The subject in the photograph is suspected to be responsible for Felony Theft from the unit block of Ryan Ave, last Saturday (November 10th).  The victim met this suspect to negotiate a sale of dirt bike through a social media app. During the meeting the suspect assaulted the victim and took the dirtbike.

If you can identify this suspect or have any information regarding this investigation please contact Master Corporal Biehl at (302)395-8172 or eric.biehl@newcastlede.gov or by calling the New Castle County Police non-emergency number at 302-573-2800. Citizens can also submit a tip via our website at http://www.nccpd.com. Tipsters may also call Crime Stoppers at (800) TIP-3333 or visit us on Facebook (IM) at New Castle County Police Department.

 

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GOLD ALERT ISSUED FOR MISSING GLEN BERNE ESTATES MAN-JEFFREY CORDREY

New Castle County Division of Police are currently searching for 38-year-old Jeffery Cordrey.

(Wilmington, DE 19804) Today (Nov 12), officers from the New Castle County Division of Police were dispatched to the three hundred block of Rothwell Drive, in the community of Glen Berne Estates, Wilmington, for a report of a missing person.  While at the residence officers learned that 38-year-old Jeffrey Cordrey had made several statements to family members that created a concern for his welfare.

Jeffery Cordrey is described as a white male, 6ft, 190lbs, brown hair and blue eyes. He may be operating a silver pickup truck with an unknown registration or a black Ford Escape bearing DE PC493228.

Police are asking anyone with information on the whereabouts of Jeffery Cordrey to please contact

New Castle County Division of Police by dialing (302) 573-2800 or visit our website

at http://www.NCCPD.com, or (IM) on the New Castle County Police Facebook page.

Jeffrey Cordrey

Jeffrey Cordrey

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